Uncovering "The Whole Story" of a Conflict

AKA "What Your Fight Has in Common With Pulp Fiction" There’s a technique that’s used sometimes in films and television called the Rashomon Effect, in which the same set of events are told from the differing points of view of multiple characters (think Pulp Fiction, Magnolia, and Gone Girl). As viewers, we develop certain assumptions based on the first character’s perspective of “what happened,” only to have those assumptions challenged as we learn how the other characters experienced the same events. The further the viewer dives into the story, the more it becomes obvious that the characters are interpreting events through the limits of their own experiences and biases. Often we watch hel

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